Parents & Carers Support

Being a parent or carer of a child with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities is a tough job.

Fighting for your child's right to transport; to education; to financial assistance; to support in the community and in the home. All of these are battles that parents and carers have to fight.

And at times, living with a child (with or without special needs) is difficult. Balancing a child's need for greater independence around the home, in the community or online, against your responsibility to keep them safe is demanding.

We understand these difficulties, and we are committed to providing all parents and carers with the support they need because if our students feel happy, safe and secure at home, they are much more likely to feel happy, safe and secure at school. For some parents and carers, being signposted to support is all that is needed.

Other parents need more support, especially at more difficult times.

Please browse this area of the website to see what is available to you. If in any doubt, please contact one of our Home School Link Workers.

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Martine Mears

Home School link worker for Key Stage 3 and a Wave 2 COMPASS team mentor.

Phone: 01509890237

Email: martinemears@maplewell.leics.sch.uk

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Paula Wardle

Home School link worker for Key Stages 4 and 5, and a Wave 2 COMPASS team mentor.

Phone: 01509890237

Email: paulawardle@maplewell.leics.sch.uk

The Local Offer

The Leicestershire Local Offer gives children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and their families information about help and services in Leicestershire.

Click the button below to visit Leicestershire County Council's Local Offer website.

LCC Local Offer

For information from the Department for Education on SEN Support in Schools, please click HERE.

For an EHCP Assessment "Get Started" checklist, please click HERE.

For information on SEND standards in Further Education in Leicestershire, please click HERE.

For information about respite and breaks for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities, please click HERE.

To download the Safeguarding Leaflet for Parents, please click HERE.

For information on ADHD Solutions please click HERE.